On a gorgeous day, both the Midlothian Main and Junior Squads took on Lanarkshire County at Strathaven Golf Course, in their second pratice match. In glorious sunshine (if slightly windy) on a golf course in great condition (the greens were apparently superb), the main squad won their match by 3 games to 1, however the juniors lost by 1.5 to 0.5. Fresh from their recent trip to the Scottish Amateur at Southerness Golf Course, we were lucky to have Kirsten Blackwood, Louise Fraser, Claire MacDonald, Karen Marshall, Jane Tuner and Rachael Watton in the team, who put tiredness behind them to play some great golf.

Our thanks go to May Hughes (Lanarkshire Captain), the Junior Secretary and Secretary of Lanarkshire, Strathaven Golf Club and Lanarkshire Ladies and Juniors for their hospitality today and the great match (and to Nicole Benson for being an Honorary Junior Member of Midlothian today!)

The results were as follows:

Jane Turner & Rachael Watton beat Pamela Pretswell & Susan Wood – 1 up
Karen Marshall & Louise Fraser lost to Fiona Norris & Angela Devine – 1 down
Claire MacDonald & Kirsten Blackwood beat Ruth Rankin & Joanna Scott – 3&2
Gabrielle Macdonald & Gillian Simpson beat Elaine Cuthill & Lesley Lloyd – 4&3

Hannah Scott & Nicole Benson lost to Abi Gliksten & Amma Caddow – 6&5
Heather Tumblety & Katherine Fisher halved with Nicole Muir & Nicola McLuckie

Midlothian v Lanarkshire